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Preparedness of Cataloguing Section for Library Automation in Academic Libraries in Lagos State, Nigeria

Yusuf, K. F.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


The survey examined the extent to which the Cataloguing sections of Academic Libraries in Nigeria are prepared for automation of their operations. The effects of automation on cataloguing practice in particular, as well as the problem of Library automation systems were discussed. The study indicated that despite the positive effects of automation on cataloging especially on efficiency and effectiveness of their operations, there are still some problems associated with automation of cataloguing section, which include attitudes of personnel (Librarians and System Analyst/Programmers), poor planning, lack of enough staff and facilities among others. Consequently, it was recommended among others that management of academic institutions should collaborate with appropriate agencies to provide necessary and relevant facilities such as inverters to carter for the epileptic state of power supply in Nigeria.

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